Well, it’s here. Patties and Pints is finally open and this intern has tasted and will tell.
Patties and Pints seems to always be filled no matter the hour they are open. It helps that the food is exceptionally good, thanks to the wonderful chefs behind the scenes. The burgers can be cooked to your preference, and are served with aesthetic in mind. The staff is kind, despite being a little overwhelmed with the opening rush, which is a really great testament to their abilities. This is a restaurant that isn’t going to go down quietly in popularity.
One of the biggest draws is the design and atmosphere, which is a nice, streamlined prohibition theme. Patties and Pints has an atmosphere that is professional, yet causal. The best way to describe it is if a young professional walked into the room with a polo, jeans, and sneakers on. It’s comfortable professional. Also, the prohibition theme makes the restaurant feel like a fun speak easy with a slight industrial feel.
The best feeling of going into Patties and Pints is seeing a friendly staff and local faces. The burgers are cooked very well, and with quality product, while at a cost that won’t break the bank. They are succulent and crisp and rich in flavor, but not overbearing on everything else.
The wait time for your food is something to watch out for, but not terrible. Due to their high number of customers, they do get overwhelmed which is expected. It is a good time for dinner, but, if you have a limited lunch break, you may want to call ahead. Even though you may not make it for lunch, come back during the evening and get a good taste of what Patties and Pints is about. Plus, you’ll be able to taste the finely crafted beverages they offer, which totals in at 86 options.
The pints you’ll have to try on your own since this intern isn’t of the legal age. From others who have commented, the selection is great, and so are the tastes.
There is something for everyone at Patties and Pints, even those who love history. The owners have incorporated many historic references to the prohibition and even have a Ford Model T named Hux which is rumored to have carried liquor to the states during the actual prohibition. Hux sits in the doorway for guests to take selfies with, while they wait for a seat.
As a college student, I am looking forward to having another quality and wallet friendly restaurant right here in the downtown. Cheers!
Peyton Norman is an intern for Main Street Portsmouth
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